Publications

Publications

The Third Wave: How 5G Will Drive Job Growth Over the Next Fifteen Years

5G, because of its low latency and high throughput, won’t just be an evolution in technology, but a revolution. It will open the door to incredible innovation in both the private sector and the government – including augmented and virtual reality, precision agriculture, smart ports, transportation and logistics, autonomous vehicles, connected construction and so much…

Viewpoint: Antitrust Measures Must Leave Room for Innovators

As U.S. Attorney General William Barr is reportedly rushing to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google, an action that has all the markings of a political vendetta, progressives in the New York state Senate are launching their own campaign against Big Tech. The Senate Consumer Protection Committee will hold a hearing on Monday to consider…

Make the Gig Economy More Resilient

The “gig economy” has unlocked a wave of economic value in recent years. The direct impact of independent workers on the economy is almost $1 trillion, or 5% of GDP. Now, this extremely flexible segment of the economy is more important than ever in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Surprisingly, even the healthcare industry…

Create Two Million New Businesses

Millions of America’s smallest businesses have been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. They’ve seen revenue evaporate and have been forced to lay off millions of workers. Over two million small businesses had simply disappeared by June 2020. The U.S. economy now finds itself in a deep hole, with millions of small businesses gone for…

A Transatlantic Digital Trade Agenda for the Next Administration

CAN A NEW DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION RECONSTRUCT DIGITAL TRADE POLICY WITH EUROPE FROM THE ASHES OF TTIP? As the global leader in digital trade, the United States has a big stake in ensuring that international rules facilitating its continued expansion are put in place. The Obama Administration’s bold agenda to establish these rules across Europe and…

Privacy Wars: Peril and Promise for Transatlantic Data Transfers

Authored by Ken Propp, Professor of European Union Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; PPI Fellow In May 2013, Edward Snowden publicly disclosed a trove of highly-classified information about US signals intelligence programs around the world, unleashing a torrent of outrage both in the United States and abroad.  Nowhere did his revelations have…

How Workplace Testing Can Get Us Back to Work

We’re used to thinking of COVID-19 testing as an activity that is led by government public health agencies, supported by private testing laboratories such as Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. But American businesses have a broader role to play. Workplace-based testing for COVID-19 infections is shaping up to be a crucial component of managing the virus…

The Brazilian App Economy 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is already a world-historic event, both in terms of health and economics. For Brazil, no one knows how far the disease will go and how bad the damage will be. (A Brazillian Portuguese version is available for download here/Versão em português do brasil) Yet as people around the world engage in “social…

The Australian App Economy: 2019 Update

Apple introduced the first iPhone in 2007 just as the Global Recession was about to begin. While central bankers and national leaders struggled with a deep financial crisis and stagnation, the fervent demand for iPhones and the wave of smartphones that followed provided a rare force for growth. The smartphone also triggered a new era…

A Radically Pragmatic Idea for the 116th Congress: Take Yes for an Answer on Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is the basic idea that all internet traffic must be treated equally on the network and no company should be able to block or throttle online traffic in order to gain a competitive leg-up. This is a pro-competitive, prophylactic policy to ensure internet providers don’t unfairly become gatekeepers for online services. It’s a…